6 Tips for Writing Children’s Books

It’s common to think how easy it must be to write children’s books, dreaming of a shiny pile of colourful book covers, hoping that your children’s book is the one that parents roll their eyes at because their children ask for it again and again and again! Well, the bad news is that it is…

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How Do I Get a Foreword for My Book?

Authors often ask me how to get that magic piece of writing at the beginning of the book. You know the one, where Mother Teresa tells the world what a fabulous person you are, and how the world will be a better place with your book in it. This little piece of heaven is called…

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The National Library of Australia in Canberra houses a collection of 10 million items.

Library Lending Rights

GET PAID TO HAVE YOUR BOOK IN THE LIBRARY Did you know that the Australian library system can pay you a small ‘royalty’ for books held in a library? As libraries make each copy of your book available to many readers without charge, you miss out on selling those extra books.  So the Lending Rights…

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Newsflash for Australian Authors

Yes, this is an Ozpecific post. I’ve invented a word specifically for Aussies! Did you know that the Cataloguing in Publication service (CiP) has been changed? It’s now called the Prepublication Data Service (PDS). As well as the exciting reduction in keystrokes to type the words, the big change for authors is that the application…

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8 tips for writing a cookbook

8 Tips for Writing a Cookbook

Some of the best books in the world are there, pretty much fully formed, inside the author’s head. And there they stay, keeping you up at night while you think of more fabulous ways to explain your concept, rewriting it all inside your head. At some point though, you realise that it’s been rather a…

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